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Vernon Higham
Brief Biography

Vernon Higham was born in Caernarfon, North Wales, but moved to Bolton in Lancashire, England, during the depression of the 1930's. Following employment and training as a teacher in his early twenties, he attended theological college in Aberystwyth and came to know Christ's saving power whilst there in 1953. Vernon Higham pastored churches at Pontardulais, Llanddewi Brefi and Cardiff. He was pastor of Heath Evangelical Church, Cardiff for 40 years. He is the author of a number of books, pamphlets and tracts. He has also written a large number of hymns. Vernon Higham was Pastor Emeritus at Tabernacle Cardiff from September 2003 until 14 September 2016, when he passed into the presence of His Saviour.

The funeral service was taken by Pastor Bob Dickie of Grand Blanc, Michigan USA (link to youtube recording of the funeral service) 

Obituary by Pastor Robert Dickie can be found on the 'some history' page.  

Morwen Higham entered into the glory of her Saviour on Lord's day 2 January 2022. 

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Emphasis of Ministry

His ministry has been characterised throughout by faithful Biblical preaching - emphasising salvation by grace alone which results in gracious, holy living - and a burden for the Lord to visit the church in reviving power. Vernon Higham's ministry is both practical and deeply experiential. Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones once advised Vernon Higham to always bring the need of revival before the people. Vernon Higham most certainly put this into practice. The emphasis on the work of the Spirit and the need of a Divine Visitation is a hallmark of his ministry.

» recording taken from cassette player of whole service, with message by vernon higham 

» wvhighamtrust youtube


» Not concerned enough

vernon higham at cwcamp rally

Watch Vernon Higham preaching the gospel at the Christian Worship Camp Rally and Reunion. There are also other videos of sermons by Vernon HIgham on this youtube page. 


» Pressing toward the mark

teaching sermon

Watch Vernon Higham preach in June 2014 from Philippians 3 on pressing on with the Lord. A challenging and heart warming message. A blessing.

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Hymn Library:
218 Hymns in total

Hymn Choice

"Stirring of the Soul"

“And you hath He quickened who were dead in trespasses and sins”
Ephesians 2:1 (C.M. Godre’r Coed)

O Lord, Thy touch hath stirred my soul
And caused my heart to love;
My quickened mind hath been made whole
To seek those things above.

There is a path of thought so true
That brings me to Thy throne,
And there my heart may mercy sue
And claim Thy grace my own.

Eye hath not seen, nor ear hath heard
Those things that thou hast there:
For every promise of Thy Word
Awaits my soul to dare.

O why should I let sorrow reign,
When such a God is mine,
Who gives to me and gives again,
And tells me, ‘Mine is thine’?

The riches He hath stored for me
No measurement can tell;
For in the love of Calvary
All with my God is well.

Thy Holy Spirit now hath taught
My being to adore;
The blessings Jesus Christ hath wrought
Shall cause my soul to soar.